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Magic Slim & the Teardrops

b. Morris Holt, 7 August 1937, Torrence, Grenada, Mississippi, USA. Blues guitarist and vocalist Magic Slim became interested in music during childhood. He moved first to nearby Grenada, Mississippi, and then to Chicago in 1955, where he worked as bass player for Magic Sam, who gave Holt his name. He obtained a false identity card so that he was able to play bass with Sam in the bars and clubs. After completing that stay, he switched back to guitar and performed with a Chicago band called Mr. Pitiful And The Teardrops. When that band broke up, he moved back to Mississippi before returning to Chicago once again in 1965, where he re-formed the Teardrops with his two brothers (Nick, the bass player, became a permanent member). The band recorded its first single for the local Wes label in 1966, and another for the equally small Mean Mistreater label in 1970. It was not until 1978 that Magic Slim And The Teardrops began recording in earnest, contributing four tracks to an Alligator Records anthology. That was followed by a live album for the small Candy Apple label as well as recordings made in France, which were released in the USA on Alligator as Raw Magic in 1982. That same year he recorded the highly praised Grand Slam for Rooster Blues Records. A live album recorded in Austria, Chicago Blues Session, followed in 1987. Gravel Road, released on the small Blind Pig label in the USA, was issued in 1990. His sound is perhaps the tightest of any Chicago blues band working at the present time. This consistently satisfying blues musician has recorded singles for numerous labels but, recently, has recorded mainly for the Wolf Record label in Austria and Blind Pig in San Francisco..
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Stations Featuring
Magic Slim & the Teardrops

    Modern Blues

    Modern Blues
    3 songs

    Electric Blues

    Electric Blues
    3 songs

    All Blues

    All Blues
    16 songs

Albums by
Magic Slim & the Teardrops

Top Songs by
Magic Slim & the Teardrops

  1.   Song
  2.   Champagne and Reefer
  3.   Lonely Man
  4.   I Got Money
  5.   I'm a Bluesman
  6.   Going Down the Road Feeling Bad
  7.   Cryin' Won't Let You Stay
  8.   Let Me Love You
  9.   Sunrise Blues
  10.   What Is That You Got
  11.   Spider in My Stew
  12.   You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had
  13.   Loving You Is the Best Thing That Happened to Me
  14.   Carla
  15.   Full Load Boogie
  16.   Give Me Back My Wig
  17.   Bad Boy
  18.   Crosseyed Cat
  19.   House Cat Blues
  20.   Shake It
  21.   Before You Accuse Me
  22.   Girl What You Want Me to Do
  23.   Hard Luck Blues
  24.   Bad Luck Is Fallin'
  25.   Cold Women With Warm Hearts
  26.   Gambling Blues
  27.   Black Tornado
  28.   I'm Gonna Get You Babe
  29.   Think
  30.   I Need Lovin'
  31.   Gravel Road
  32.   Room 109
  33.   Lump on Your Stump
  34.   Lonesome Trouble
  35.   The Man You Need
  36.   Please Don't Dog Me
  37.   Freddie's Blues
  38.   Just Before You Go
  39.   How Many More Years
  40.   Get Your Business Straight
  41.   Down in Virginia
  42.   Pretty Girls Everywhere
  43.   Country Joyride
  44.   How Much More Long
  45.   What's Wrong
  46.   Slim's Hideaway
  47.   Hard to Handle
  48.   Matchbox Blues
  49.   I Ain't Lookin for No Love
  50.   Mustang Sally
  51.   Magic Boogie
  52.   I'm Not the Same Person
  53.   I Started Loving You Again
  54.   Early Every Morning
  55.   Further On Up The Road
  56.   Someone Else Is Steppin' In
  57.   Can't Get No Grindin'
  58.   Chickenheads
  59.   Older Woman
  60.   Evil Woman Blues
  61.   I Want to See You in the Evening
  62.   Mind Your Own Business
  63.   Snakebite
  64.   I'm Gonna Send You Back to Georgia
  65.   Key to Your Door
  66.   Lonely for Your Love
  67.   Scufflin'
  68.   Prisoner of Love
  69.   You Got to Pay
  70.   Country Boy
  71.   Please Don't Waste My Time
  72.   Lookin' for a Lover
  73.   Goin' to Mississippi
  74.   Hole in the Wall

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